Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has one carpentry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Oklahoma Technology Center has a total student population of 494. It is the 4325th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Carpentry students from Dallas schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 19,490 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $24,180. Carpenters in this area earn $32,190/yr and there are 5,840 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.850 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by carpenters, and 9.520/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Oklahoma Technology Center ends up costing a student $7,308/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|